eviscerate

[v. ih-vis-uh-reyt; adj. ih-vis-er-it, -uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), eviscerated, eviscerating.
1.
to remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
2.
to deprive of vital or essential parts: The censors eviscerated the book to make it inoffensive to the leaders of the party.
3.
Surgery. to remove the contents of (a body organ).

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin ēviscerātus, past participle of ēviscerāre to deprive of entrails, tear to pieces, equivalent to ē- e-1 + viscer(a) viscera + -ātus -ate1

evisceration, noun
eviscerator, noun
uneviscerated, adjective
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eviscerate (ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to remove the internal organs of; disembowel
2.  (tr) to deprive of meaning or significance
3.  (tr) surgery to remove the contents of (the eyeball or other organ)
4.  (intr) surgery (of the viscera) to protrude through a weakened abdominal incision after an operation
 
adj
5.  having been disembowelled
 
[C17: from Latin ēviscerāre to disembowel, from viscera entrails]
 
eviscer'ation
 
n
 
e'viscerator
 
n

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eviscerate
c.1600, from L. evisceratus, pp. of eviscerare, from ex- "out" + viscera "internal organs." Sometimes used 17c. in figurative sense of "to bring out the deepest secrets of." Related: Eviscerated; eviscerating.
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Example sentences
But habitat fragmentation and the hunting of the leopard and its prey have
  eviscerated wild populations, conservationists say.
Higher education is being eviscerated in the name of saving money.
The ipod and digital file sharing eviscerated the music industry.
Then let's add the third prong: as state governments are getting eviscerated,
  state and local taxes are rising across the land.
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